a (real) frog-strangler

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a (real) frog-strangler

A particularly heavy or torrential downpour of rain. (Chiefly heard in the southern United States.) It's a real frog-strangler out there today—looks like we'll have to have our barbecue another day. There's no way I'm biking to work in a frog-strangler like this!
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The best parts of the flintlock were that it was simple, easy to make, and pretty darn reliable unless you found yourself fighting in a frog strangler of a downpour.
Russ reported as follows: "No doubt he has great power, but he was unable to control that Texas rain." Walker rated the downpour as a "frog strangler." By the way, in spite of the weather, those Texas Crows honored Dr.